Highlights of the Conference
Apart from 8 Panel Sections and 4 provocation panels
spanning over three days, we have a Roundtable
on Governance Challenges for Hong Kong (13 April, Wed 10:30-12:00 at Hotel ICON). We
invited past and present government officials and public
organization executives as speakers to talk about
governance and policy formation in Hong Kong, and give
audience a taste of public management and policy in the
Another major attraction is the
Editors' Forum (15 April, Fri 16:00-17:30 at Hotel ICON) joined by the Editors of
Public Management Review, International Public
Management Journal, Public Administration,
Public Administration Review, Australian
Journal of Public Administration, and Journal
of Public Administration Research and Theory.
Here are also some other events you won't want to
- Welcome Drinks (12 April 2016,
Tuesday 17:30-19:30, Hotel ICON)
Enjoy a social
drink and appetizers in a casual atmosphere at the
Silverbox Ballroom, 1/F, Hotel ICON.
Civic Reception (13 April 2016, Wednesday
This reception is hosted by
the Efficiency Unit of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. You will
be shown the past, present and prospective public
sector reform in Hong Kong. Do come 15 minutes early
to avoid the crowds at the lift lobby for the
Innovation Think Tank on 13/F of Jockey Club
Innovation Tower, PolyU. The Jockey Club Innovation
Tower was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and is
home to PolyU's School of Design.
- Gala Dinner (14 April 2016,
Thursday 19:00-21:30, Hotel ICON).
opportunity to connect with old friends and make new
ones. Winners of the Best Paper Awards etc. will be
announced. Chinese dinner will be served at the
Silverbox Ballroom, 1/F, Hotel ICON. Arrive early for Pre-Dinner drinks at 18:45
Farewell Reception (15 April 2016, Friday
18:45-21:45 pm, Victoria Harbour Cruise)
it's time to relax after the 3-day paper
presentation and panel discussion. We will take you
out onto "A Symphony of Lights" Dinner Cruise around
Hong Kong's harbour at night. Enjoy the buffet and a
live band on board. Coaches will be arranged from
Hotel ICON to Hung Hom ferry pier at 18:00.
These are all complimentary for delegates with conference badges. We also welcome accompanying persons who have purchased tickets in advance for Gala Dinner and Harbour Cruise.
Two Cultural Experience Booths will
be set up at Hotel ICON (Skybridge, 1/F) for delegates
who wish to take a break from the academic programme:
- 13 April (Wednesday 13:30-15:30, Hotel ICON) -
Chinese Knotting Booth
- 14 April (Thursday
13:30-15:30, Hotel ICON) - Chinese Rainbow
You will find details of the academic programme and conference logistics in the conference brochure.